if you frequent this blog, you know i sporadically insert posts that do nothing more than feature the artwork of friends of mine whose work i respect. but you may forget that back when i posted about Mark Rothko , i mentioned that i would also occasionally post major-league "heavy hitting" artists, or as i also called them, "personal gut-punchers," meaning prominent artists throughout history that evoke a strong, visceral admiration inside me.
it's time for one of those. i'm not going to go on and on about any history, critiques, the myriad of ways he's influenced an awful lot of my friends and myself, the people who think this man is a crock of shit, or anything else, i'm just going to post some images this time. as always, click on images for a larger view.
Cy Twombly. love him.
Wilder Shores of Love
oil, crayon, pencil on plywood
about 55" x 47"
several panels from 50 Days at Ilium (10 canvases meant to be taken in as one whole)
crayon, house paint on paper
about 28" x 40"
the artist poses in front of Say Goodby, Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor